There is help out there for school leavers trying to determine their career, study or job path.
And it's important to find out as much as you can about different careers and jobs, and your own talents and interests to ensure they match, according to headspace.
The headspace website (headspace.org.au/young-people/what-career-or-job-suits-me/) says that way you are more likely to choose the career that suits you best and jobs you will enjoy the most. It recommends getting information via:
- Family, friends and others;
- Career and industry events;
- Knowing your interests and talents;
- Career guidance supports; and
- Work experience and volunteering.
There are also websites to explore - information on the programs listed below was provided by a spokesman for the Australian Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business:
National Careers Institute
The National Careers Institute will provide leadership in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based career development to enable Australians to make informed decisions about their learning, training and work pathways: www.employment.gov.au/nci.
Transition to Work
Transition to Work is an intensive pre-employment service supporting young people who are at risk of long-term unemployment, particularly early school leavers, to improve their work readiness and help them into work or education: www.employment.gov.au/transition-work.
Youth Jobs PaTH
Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government employment service that helps young people gain skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job: www.employment.gov.au/newsroom/explainer-youth-jobs-path.
Job Jumpstart is a digital service offering a range of information and resources to help young people find a career pathway to suit them: www.jobjumpstart.gov.au.
The Job Outlook website can help school leavers find the careers, training or study options that suit their skills and interests: joboutlook.gov.au.